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Yo komonte kom elefan bai

Hills Like White Elephants is a short story by the American writer Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1927. It was translated by pluntert, with the help of ChristianSi.

Yo komonte ni otra byen wadi de Ebro li xi lon wa bai. Ni si byen no habe no inin wa no arbol, wa estasion xi inter do linya de rel su sol. Ni karibe byen de estasion habe inin garam de kostruin, wa korten, fabi de korde de bisu bambu, aliki ni abar dor abribi de bar, gi tu prebeni muxa. Jen emeriki wa yuwanita gen ya side ni mesa ni inin, estra kostruin. Xi garam garam wa tren sari de Barcelona ga lai pos katredes minut. It tinji ni si kombineria por do minut wa go a Madrid.

The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. Close against the side of the station there was the warm shadow of the building and a curtain, made of strings of bamboo beads, hung across the open door into the bar, to keep out flies. The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes. It stopped at this junction for two minutes and went to Madrid.

“Ke nas ba debe nomu?” yuwanita wen. Ya li finu cuan topi wa weka it ni mesa.

“What should we drink?” the girl asked. She had taken off her hat and put it on the table.

“Xi xie garam,” man xuo.

“It’s pretty hot,” the man said.

“Nas du nomu bir.”

“Let’s drink beer.”

Dos cervezas,” man xuo ni korten.

Dos cervezas,” the man said into the curtain.

“Yan gran ka?” wanita wen de dor.

“Big ones?” a woman asked from the doorway.

“Xi. Do yan gran.”

“Yes. Two big ones.”

[More to be translated soon]

trans/yo_komonte_kom_elefan_bai.txt · Last modified: 2022-05-15 12:21 by christian